France won both singles matches while Chile won doubles match
Gayle Monfils and Benoit Paire win singles matches for France
24 teams participating in first ever ATP Cup in Australia
Dainik BhaskarJan 04, 2020, 02:40 PM IST Brisbane. France recorded their first win in the ATP Cup on Saturday. He defeated Chile 2–1 in the group match. For France, Gayle Monfils and Benoit Paire won their singles matches. Monfils defeated Christian Garin 6-3, 7-5, while Pair defeated Nicholas Jerry 6-7 (3/7), 6-3, 6-3 in a tough match. However, Chile won the doubles match and saved a bit of shame.
The newly started ATP Cup matches are being held in the best of three formats. Two singles and a doubles match will be played between the teams.
World No-55 Simon Giles captains France
France is captained by world number 55 Simon Giles for this tournament. Payer and Monfils praised the captain, saying, "He (Simon) has been a top-10 player in the world rankings. He is aware of the lack of opposing players. They also know our game. In such a situation, the presence of such an experienced player makes the team useful. ”
Simon was ranked sixth in the world rankings in 2009. This is the best ranking of his career.
Serbia will face South Africa on Saturday
Serbia will face South Africa under Novak Djokovic on Saturday. The African team is captained by Kevin Anderson. At the same time, Argentina will face Poland in a Group-E match, while in Group B, Japan and Uruguay will clash. The match will be played in Perth.
24 teams divided into 6 groups in ATP Cup
There are 24 teams from all over the world playing in this tournament. The teams are divided into 6 groups. Each team will play three round robin matches. The winners of each group and the two best runner-up teams will play the quarter-finals. The final will be played on 12 January.
The top players of every country qualify for both the Davis Cup and ATP Cup team tournaments. But the two are different. The top ranked players of every country qualify for the ATP Cup. Their ranking qualifies the country. In the Davis Cup, teams have to play a qualification match.
24 teams of ATP Cup A- Serbia, France, D. Africa, Chile. Group B – Spain, Japan, Georgia, Uruguay. Group C – Belgium, UK, Bulgaria, Moldova. Group D – Russia, Italy, America, Norway. Group E – Austria, Croatia, Argentina, Poland. Group F – Germany, Greece, Canada, Australia.